Register of Ships - W
transcribed from the Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping
Example HR
 

W.J. PIRRIE - 1883-1899
Code letters: HWQS                    Official Number: 86539
Master: Captain J.A. Duckworth (1883-86); Captain Luther (1887-89);
            Captain H. Webster (1890-97); Captain D. Jenkins (1898-99)
Rigging: iron 4 masts Ship; 2 decks; 1 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage: 2,576 tons gross, 2,404 under deck and 2,516 net
Dimensions: 308.2 feet long, 42.8 foot beam and holds 25 feet deep; Poop 58 feet; Forecastle 34 feet
Construction: 1883, Harland & Wolff Ltd. in Belfast
Owners: S. Lawther & Co. (1883-89); S. Lawther & Sons (1890-98);
             Ship W.J. Pirrie Co. Ltd. (J.M. Campbell & Son, managers) (1899)
Port of registry: Belfast (1883-98); Glasgow (1899)
Port of survey: Belfast (1883, 1886); Liverpool (1885, 1889); London (1887, 1890, 1891);
                        Newport (1894); Hamburg (1895); Dundee (1898); Dunkirk (1899

W.R. LUNDGREN - 1965
Code letters: SEFT                    Official Number: 9877
Rigging: steel single screw motor vessel; 1 deck & Shelter Deck; 3rd deck in No. 1 & 2 holds;
              fitted with direction finder, echo sounding devicce, gyro-compass, radar & radiotelephony
Tonnage: 7,176 tons gross, 4,447 tons net and 10,500 tons deadweight
Dimensions: 490 feet long, 66ft. 2in. beam and holds 26ft. 6in. deep
Construction: 1958, A/B Gotarverken in Gothenburg
Propulsion: 2-stroke, single acting oil engine with 8 cylinders of 680 mm diameter each;
                   stroke 1,500 mm; engine by the builders
Owners: Rederi A/B Transatlantic (Per Carlsson, manager)
Port of registry: Gothenburg

WACOUSTA - 1855
Master:  Captain S. Risk
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1852; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  725 tons using old measurements and 734 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1851 in New Brunswick, using Birch, Spruce, Hackmatac, Pine & Oak
Owners:  Machean
Port of registry:  Glasgow Official re
Port of survey:  Clyde
Voyage:  sailed for Australia

WAIHORA - 1905
Code letters:  WLSK                 Official Number: 84482
Rigging:  steel single screw Schooner; 3 decks; 1 of steel; 4 cemented bulkheads; cellular double
                bottom 232 feet long, 334 tons.
Tonnage:  2,003 tons gross, 1,729 under deck and 1,269 net.
Dimensions:  285 feet long, 36.2 foot beam and holds 22.6 feet deep; Poop 60 feet long;
                      Bridge Deck 72 feet; Forecastle 46 feet.
Construction:  1882,  W. Denny & Bros. in Dumbarton.
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 38 & 68 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 45 feet; operating at 74 p.s.i.; 250 horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners:  Union Steam Ships Co. of New Zealand Ltd.
Port of registry:  Dunedin
Port of survey:  Melbourne.

WALDENSIAN - 1887,  ex. ST. ANDREW
Code letters:  RFSJ                 Official Number:  33546
Rigging:  iron single screw Barque
Tonnage:  2,256 tons gross, 2,251 under deck and 1,407 net.
Dimensions:  322.5 feet long, 339 foot beam and holds 29 feet deep.
Construction:  1861,  Barclay, Curle & Co. in Glasgow; ship lengthened in1873.
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 40 & 68 diameter respectively;
                    stroke 39 inches; 250 horsepower; new engine & boilers in 1873; engine built
                    by J. & J. Thompson in Glasgow.
Owners:  J. & A. Allan
Port of registry:  Glasgow

WALDO HILL - 1943
Code letters: BKST                    Official Number: 168476
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 1 deck; fitted with direction finder, echo sounding device,
              gyro-compass & submarine signalling device; water ballast
Tonnage: 1,791 tons gross, 1,486 under deck and 993 net
Dimensions: 250.4 feet long, 42.1 foot beam and holds 18.4 feet deep
Construction: 1943, Leathem D. Smith Ship Building Co. in Sturgeon Bay, WI
Propulsion: compound engine with 6 cylinders of 20 & 44 inches diameter each pair;
                   stroke 27 inches; 242 nominal horsepower; engine built by Ajax Uniflow, Corry, PA
Owners: Ministry of War Transport (Cory Colliers Ltd.)
Port of registry: London

WALDRIDGE - 1868/1874
Official Number: 58125
Rigging: iron single screw steamer; rigged for sail; 3 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage: 662 tons gross and 433 tons net
Dimensions: 189.9 feet long, 28.8 foot beam and holds 16.7 feet deep
Construction: 1868, Laing in Sunderland
Propulsion: auxiliary steam engine producing 80 horsepower
Owners: Clark & Co. Steam Ship in Sunderland
Port of registry: Sunderland
Port of survey: Sunderland
Voyage: sailed for France

WALLACE - 1861-1865
Master: Captain P. Sim
Rigging: Brig; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 216 tons using old measurements and 247 tons usin new measurements
Dimensions: 98 feet long, 23 foot beam and holds 13 feet deep
Construction: 1854 in Fraserburgh
Owners: Wallace & Co.
Port of registry: Fraserburgh
Port of survey: Hull
Voyage: sailed for the Baltic Sea

WALMSLEY - 1800

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain Swanson
Rigging: Ship; single deck with beams
Tonnage: 134 tons
Construction: in Boston; vessel 6 years old; 4 4-pounds & 2 6-pounds guns and
                     6 12-pounds caronnade
Owners: Mawhood
Draught under load: 13 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Asia Minor

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain Swanson
Rigging: Ship; single deck with beams
Tonnage: 134 tons
Construction: 1796 in Boston
Owners: Marwood
Draught under load: 12 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Asia Minor

WALSGRIF - 1865
Master: a) Captain H. Potter; b) Captain Mathias
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1865; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 772 tons
Dimensions: 150 feet long, 33.3 foot beam and holds 21.5 feet deep
Construction: 1864, McDonald in New Brunswick
Owners: Parrett & Webster & Co.
Port of registry: Scarborough
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for New York

WALSOKEN 1860
Master: Captain Brigstock
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1859
Tonnage: 370 tons
Construction: 1854, Hume in Sunderland
Owners: R. Young
Port of registry: Wisbach
Port of survey: Sunderland
Voyage: sailed for Ceylon

WALTER HOOD - 1866
Official Number:  9953
Master:  Captain J. Pirie
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1865; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  937 tons using old measurements and 918 tons using new measurements
Dimensions:  172.2 feet long, 30.2 foot beam and holds 20.9 feet deep
Construction:  1852, W. Hood in Aberdeen
Owners: Thompson & Co.
Port of registry:  Aberdeen
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Australia

WALTER MATTHEWS - 1827-1830

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain G. Cook (1827); Captain C. Corney (1828-29); Captain T. Reed (1830)
Rigging: Smack; single deck with beams
Tonnage: 86 tons
Construction: on the Isle of Wight; vessel 6 years old (1827)
Owners: Davis & Co. (1827-29); Williams (1830)
Draught under load: 10 feet
Port of survey: Leith (1827-28); Cowes (1829-30)
Voyage: sailed for Rotterdam (1827-28); London (1829-30)

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain Cook (1827-28); Captain Corney (1828-29); Captain Read (1830)
Rigging: Sloop; single deck; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 86 tons
Construction: 1821 in Cowes
Owners: Captain
Draught under load: 9 feet
Port of survey: London (1827-28/1830); Cowes (1829)
Voyage: sailed for Rotterdam (1827-28); London (1829); Trieste (1830)

WANATA - 1852
Master: Captain J. Lee
Rigging: Shjip; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1852
Tonnage: 1,150 tons using old measurements and 1,442 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1852 in New Brunswick, using Hackmatac, Elm, Birch & Pitch Pine
Owners: Barton & Co.
Port of registry: Liverpool
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for Port Philip

WANDERER - 1857
Master: Captain W. Nesbit
Rigging: Snow
Tonnage: 245 tons using old measurements and 247 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1840 in Sunderland
Owners: Watson & Co.
Port of registry: Whitby
Port of survey: Hartlepool
Voyage: sailed for Hamburg

WANDERER - 1869
Master:Captain A.  Drainie
Rigging: Schooner; sheathed in yellow metal in 1869; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 235 tons
Dimensions: 111.5 feet long, 24 foot beam and holds 13.5 feet deep
Construction: 1863, Geddie in Grangemouth
Owners: Geddie, Son & Co.
Port of registry: Banff
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for the Cape of Good Hope

WANDRAHM - 1880
Code letters:  RBQK
Master:  Captain H. Sievert
Rigging:  Barque
Tonnage:  675 tons net
Dimensions:  135.9 feet long, 29.5 foot beam and holds 24 feet deep
Construction:  1854, Reiherstieg in Hamburg
Owners:  J. C. Godeffroy & Son
Port of registry:  Hamburg

WANDRAHM - 1882
Code letters:  RGFC
Master:  Captain H. Spliede
Rigging:  iron single screw steamer
Tonnage:  1,629 tons gross and 1,256 tons net
Dimensions:  256.6 feet long, 33.9 foot beam and holds 17.9 feet deep
Construction:  1882, Flensburg Ship Building Co. in Flensburg
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 cylinders of 32 & 60 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 36 inches; 180 horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners:  Deutsche Dampfs. Rhederei Hansa
Port of registry:  Hamburg

WANSFELL - 1861-1869
Master:  Captain C. Jones (1861-64); Captain J. Holland (1865-68); Captain D. Stewart (1869)
Rigging: Ship (1861-68); Barque (1869); sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1861, 62, 63, 66 & 69;
              partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  777 tons (1861-68); 695 tons (1869)
Construction:  1853 in Saint John, N.B., using Hackmatac, Birch, Pine & Oak
Owners:  Baines & Co. (1861-68); G.D. Dale (1869)
Port of registry:  Liverpool (1861-68); Shields (1869)
Port of survey:  London (1861-62, 1864-68); Liverpool (1863); Shields (1869)
Voyage:  sailed for Australia (1863-68); Aden (1869)

WANSTEAD - 1814

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master:  Captain H. Moore
Rigging:  Ship; 2 decks; sheached in copper in 1813; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage:  253 tons
Construction:  in America; vessel 3 years old
Owners:  H. Moore
Draught under load:  14 feet
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Botany Bay

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master:  Captain H. Moore
Rigging:  Ship; 2 decks; sheathed in copper in 1813; mostly copper bolts
Tonnage:  253 tons
Construction:  1811 in Newbury Point
Owners:  Captain
Draught under load:  15 feet
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Botany Bay

WARATAH - 1909
Code letters: HNGM              Official Number: 125741
Master: Captain J.I. Ilbery
Rigging: steel twin screws steamer; 2 decks & Spar Deck; 7 cemented bulkheads; fitted with electric light and
              refrigerating machinery; cellular double bottom, aft 95 feet, under engine & boilers 78 feet,
              forward 118 feet, 1,238 tons; Forward Peak Tank 53 tons; Aft Peak Tank 47 tons
Tonnage: 9,339 tons gross, 7,390 under deck and 6,004 net
Dimensions: 465 feet long, 59.4 foot beam and holds 27 feet deep; Poop 100 feet;
                    Bridge 176 feet; Forecastle 85 feet
Construction: 1908, Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. in Glasgow
Propulsion: quadruple expansion engines with 8 cylinders of 23, 32 1/2, 46 1/2 & 67 inches diameter each pair;
                   stroke 48 inches; 1,003 nominal horsepower; 5 single ended boilers; 20 corrugated furnaces;
                   grate surface 376 sq. ft.; heating surface 14,967 sq. ft.; engines by the builders
Owners: Blue Anchor Line Ltd. (W. Lund & Sons, managers)
Port of registry: London

WAR MALAYAN - 1919-1921
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 1 deck; 11 partly cemented bulkheads;
              fitted with electric light & wireless; cellular double bottom 345 feet, 1,122 tons;
              Forward Peak Tank 123 tons; Aft Peak Tank 190 tons
Tonnage: 5,223 tons gross, 4,777 under deck and 3,237 net
Dimensions: 400.3 feet long, 52.3 foot beam and holds 28.5 feet deep; Poop 50 feet;
                    Bridge 113 feet; Forecastle 39 feet
Construction: 1918, Caird & Co. Ltd. in Greenock
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 27, 44 & 73 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 48 inches; 490 nominal horsepower; 3 single ended boilers; 9 corrugated furnaces;
                   grate surface 190 sq. ft.; heating surface 7,020 sq. ft.; engine by the builders
Owners: S.G.Embiricos (1919-20); Michael L. Embiricos (1920-21)
Port of registry: Andros

WAROONGA - 1884
Code letters: HGQW                    Official Number: 86749
Master: Captain A. Fyfe
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 3 decks; 5 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage: 2,506 tons gross, 2,210 under deck and 1,614 net
Dimensions: 315.8 feet long, 38.2 foot beam and holds 25.1 feet deep; Poop 64 feet;
                    Bridge Deck 76 feet; Forecastle 37 feet
Construction: 1882, A. & J. Inglis in Glasgow
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 40 & 73 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 51 inches; 300 horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: Gray, Daves & Co.
Port of registry: Glasgow

WARREN HASTINGS - 1855/1864
Master:  Captain Porteous (1855); Captain A. Hedley (1864)
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in yellow metal in 1855 & 1864; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage:  566 tons
Dimensions:  140.2 feet long, 30 foot beam and holds 19.2 feet deep
Construction:  1855, Smith in Newcastle; some repairs in 1863
Owners:  Smith & Co.
Port of registry:  Newcastle
Port of survey:  Newcastle (1855); London (1864)
Voyage:  sailed for India (maiden voyage 1855); Australia (1864)

WARRENS - 1813

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain J. Cock
Rigging: Ship; 2 decks; sheathed in copper in 1813; partly fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 324 tons
Construction: American prize of capture; 10 guns; thorough repairs in 1810
Owners: Edwards
Draught under load: 16 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed on Transportation
 
(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain T. Cock
Rigging: Ship; 2 decks; sheathed in copper in 1813; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 325 tons
Construction: in America; 8 18-pounds caronnade; major repairs in 1813
Owners: J. Edwards
Draught under load: 16 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed on Transportation

WARRENS - 1848
Master:  Captain Green
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in felt and metal in 1837
Tonnage:  324 tons
Construction:  in America; prize of capture; new deck & major repairs in 1833; some repairs in 1837
Owners:  Sweeting
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for North America

WARRIOR - 1839-1841
Master:  Captain Douthwaite
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in copper in 1830
Tonnage:  479 tons
Construction:  1828 in Chepstow; some repairs in 1837 & 1839
Owners:  Rule & Co.
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Ceylon (1839)

WARRIOR - 1858
Master: Captain G. White
Rigging: Brig; sheathed in felt and zinc in 1857; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 250 tons
Construction: 1824 in New Brunswick; some repairs in 1855 & 1856
Owners: Barr & Co.
Port of registry: Ardrossan
Port of survey: Clyde
Voyage: sailed for the West Indies

WARRIOR - 1858-1861
Master: Captain Syborn
Rigging: Brig; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1857; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 162 tons
Construction: 1847 in Newport; some repairs in 1858
Owners: Syborn & Co.
Port of registry: Bristol
Port of survey: Bristol
Voyage: sailed for the Mediterranean Sea

WARRIOR - 1859-1861
Master: Captain T. Wood
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow in 1857
Tonnage: 301 tons using old measurements and 307 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1837 in Dundee; new deck & major repairs in 1857
Owners: J. Wood
Port of registry: Bristol
Port of survey: Bristol
Voyage: sailed for Africa

WARRIOR - 1865
Master: Captain J. Catnach
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1865; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 988 tons
Dimensions: 186 feet long, 34 foot beam and holds 22.7 feet deep
Construction: 1856 in Sunderland
Owners: Bonus & Co.
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for New Zealand

WARRIOR - 1884
Code letters: NCQP                        Official Number: 20800
Master: Captain D. Evans
Rigging: iron Barque; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; 2 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage: 500 tons gross, 467 under deck and 484 net
Dimensions: 155.8 feet long, 26.1 foot beam and holds 16.3 feet deep; Raised Quarter Deck 36 feet
Construction: 1858 in Stockton; new deck in 1877
Owners: J.R.C. Sinclair
Port of registry: Greenock

WASHINGTON - 1842

1) Master:  Captain D. Barnett
Rigging:  Brig; sheathed in copper in 1842.
Tonnage:  265 tons.
Construction:  1835 in Sunderland
Owners:  J. Ogilvie
Port of registry:  Dundee
Port of survey:  London

2) Master:  Captain M. Jarvis
Rigging:  Brig
Tonnage:  114 tons
Construction:  1828 in Wells
Owners:  J. Bulling
Port of registry:  Wells
Port of survey:  Hull
Voyage:  sailed for the North Sea

3) Master:  Captain W. Walker
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in copper
Tonnage:  303 tons using old measurements and 336 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1839 in Sunderland.
Owners:  Hull Shipping Co.
Port of registry:  Hull
Port of survey:  Hull
Voyage:  sailed for Calcutta

4) Master:  Captain Witkie
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in yellow metal in 1841
Tonnage:  757 tons using old measurements and 800 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1839 in New Brunswick
Owners:  Glen & Co.
Port of registry:  Liverpool
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage:  sailed for Mobile

WASHINGTON - 1851/1863
Master:  Captain G. Moore (1851); Captain J. Davies (Davis) (1863)
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt & yellow metal in  1851 & 1863; fastened with iron bolts.
Tonnage:  989 tons.
Dimensions:  156.6 feet long, 31.6 foot beam and holds 22.7 feet deep.
Construction:  1850 in Quebec, using Oak, Hackmatac, Elm & Spruce; some repairs in 1856.
Owners:  J. Bunten
Port of registry:  Glasgow
Port of survey:  Liverpool (1851); Clyde (1863)
Voyage:  sailed for Boston (1851); Quebec (1863)

WASHINGTON IRVING - 1857
Master:  Captain J. Purrant
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1857
Tonnage:  776 tons
Construction:  1845 in the United States; some repairs in 1857
Owners:  T. Edrige
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Australia

WATER LILY - 1872
Master: Captain J. Heddle
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in yellow metal in 1871; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 379 tons
Dimensions: 131.6 feet long, 27.6 foot beam and holds 17.2 feet deep
Construction: 1868, Bartram in Sunderland
Owners: J. Adamson
Port of registry: Sunderland
Port of survey: Shields
Voyage: sailed for the Mediterannean Sea

WATERLILY - 1872
Official Number: 56667
Master: Captain J. Husband
Rigging: Schooner; sheathed in yellow metal in 1867; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 185 tons
Dimensions: 107.1 feet long, 24.2 foot beam and holds 12.3 feet deep
Construction: 1867, Gent in Plymouth
Owners: Gent
Port of registry: Plymouth

WATERLOO - 1839

1) Master:  Captain Roberts
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and metal in 1832
Tonnage:  391 tons
Construction:  1815 in New Brunswick, using Black Birch, Spruce, Hackmatac & Fir;
                       some repairs in 1835 & 1837
Owners:  R. & J. Gill
Port of registry:  Hull
Port of survey:  Hull
Voyage:  sailed for Québec

2) Master:  Captain Robinson
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and copper in 1839
Tonnage:  414 tons
Construction:  1815 in Bristol; new deck & major repairs in 1833;
                       repairs to damages in 1836
Owners:  Brockbank
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Québec

WAVE - 1887
Official number: 2650
Rigging: Schooner
Tonnage: 108 tons
Dimensions: 74.6 feet long, 20.6 foot beam and holds 10 feet deep
Construction: 1848 in Maldon
Owners: W.R. Smith
Port of registry: Maldon

WAVE QUEEN - 1867
Code letters: QGPB                    Official Number: 29671
Master: Captain McGreen
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1866; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 250 tons
Dimensions: 117.5 feet long. 24.5 foot beam and holds 14.8 feet deep
Construction: 1861, Westacott in Burnstaple
Owners: T. & Co. Nichols
Port of registry: London

WAVE QUEEN - 1887/1894
Code letters:  LFJV                    Official Number:  58040
Master:  Captain J. Stevens (1887); Captain G. Boucher (1894)
Rigging:  wood Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1886 & 1891;
               fastened with copper bolts; salted
Tonnage:  325 tons gross, 325 under deck and 313 net
Dimensions:  130.6 feet long, 27.2 foot beam and holds 14.1 feet deep
Construction:  1870, Harvey in Littlehampton
Owners:  T. Gates & Co. (1887); G.F. Carrington (1894)
Port of registry:  Shoreham
Port of survey:  New York (1887); Mauritius (1894)

WAVERLEY - 1863
Master: Captain W. Forsyth
Rigging: Brig; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1863; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 215 tons
Dimensions: 111 feet long, 23.7 foot beam and holds 13.8 feet deep
Construction: 1863, Duncan in Grangemouth
Owners: Gilbert & Co.
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: Banff
Voyage: sailed for New Zealand

WELCOME HOME - 1887
Code letters: WBGN                    Official Number: 79955
Master: Captain O.H. Sundius
Rigging: wood Schooner; 1 deck; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1886; fastened with
              galvanized iron bolts
Tonnage: 115 tons gross, 115 under deck and 100 net
Dimensions: 85 feet long, 21.5 foot beam and holds 10.6 feet deep
Construction: 1881, A.M. Mackenzie in Stornoway
Owners: J. McWilliam
Port of registry: Banff

WELLINGTON - 1823

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain J. Bryant
Rigging: Snow; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1819; partly fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 109 tons
Construction: in Cowes; vessel 43 years old; repairs in 1814; some repairs in 1818
Owners: Bunker & Co.
Draught under load: 13 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for New South Wales

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain Bryan
Rigging: Snow; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1819
Tonnage: 170 tons
Construction: 1780 in Cowes; repairs in 1814; some repairs in 1818
Owners: Sinclair
Draught under load: 13 feet
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for New South Wales

WELLINGTON - 1845-1849
Master:  Captain W. Day
Rigging:  Brig; sheathed in felt and double metal in 1836; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  225 tons
Construction:  1811 in Whitehaven; new deck & major repairs in 1843; some repairs in 1845
Owners:  Chanter & Co.
Port of registry:  Bideford
Port of survey:  Bideford
Voyage:  sailed for North America (1845-47); Cape Breton (1849)

WELSH GIRL 1880-1884
Code letters: PCLS                            Official Number: 70496
Master: Captain Prosser
Rigging: Brigantine; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in Oct. 1880; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 188 tons gross, 183 under deck and 173 net
Dimensions: 100.8 feet long, 24.1 foot beam and holds 12.5 feet deep;
                     Raised Quarter Deck 4 tons
Construction: 1875, Francis in Pill
Owners: J. Bevan
Port of registry: Swansea

WENTWORTH - 1873
Master:  Captain T. Park
Rigging:  iron single screw steamer; 2 decks & Awning Deck; 4 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage:  956 tons gross and 650 tons net
Dimensions:  219 feet long, 27.3 foot beam and holds 15 feet deep
Construction:  1873, Henderson in Renfrew
Owners:  Australasian Steam Navigation Co.
Port of registry:  Sydney
Port of survey:  Clyde
Voyage:  sailed for Australia

WERGELAND - 1917-1918
Code letters: LJNC                    Official Number: 215896
Master: Captain Thomas Paulsen (1917-18)
Rigging: wood, auxilliary twin screws, 5 masts, motor Schooner; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams;
              hardwood treenails; partly fastened with galvanized iron bolts; salted;
              fitted with electric light; machinery aft
Tonnage: 2,457 tons gross, 2,148 under deck and 1,944 net
Dimensions: 265.6 feet long, 48 foot beam and holds 24.1 feet deep; Poop 52 feet; Forecastle 38 feet
Construction: 1917, Olympia Ship Building Co. in Olympia, WA
Propulsion: 2-stroke, single acting oil engine with 8 cylinders of 16 1/2 inches diameter each;
                  stroke 22 inches; 200 nominal horsepower; engine built by Marine Pipe & Machine Works
                  in Seattle, WA
Owners: Wergeland Motor Ship Co. (Kleppe, Ostervold & Co. Inc., managers)
Port of registry: Portland, OR

WERKENDAM - 1890-1892, ex. BRITISH KING
Code letters: QCBH
Master: Captain W. Bakker (1890-92)
Rigging: steel single screw, 4 mast Barque; 3 decks; 6 cemented bulkheads; iron beams;
              fitted with electric light
Tonnage: 3,657 tons gross, 2,834 under deck and 2,654 net
Dimensions: 410.3 feet long, 39 foot beam and holds 28.9 feet deep; Poop 50 feet; Forecastle 86 feet
Construction: 1881, Harland & Wolff Ltd. in Belfast
Propulsion: compound engine with 4 cylinders of 28 & 60 inches diameter each pair; stroke 54 inches;
                   operating at 90 p.s.i.; 400 horsepower; engine by J. Jack & Co., Liverpool
Owners: Nederlandsche Amerika Stoomboot Maats.
Port of registry: Rotterdam

WESTERN EMPIRE - 1869
Code letters: TLCW                      Official Number: 42750
Master: Captain J. Clarke
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1869; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 1,245 tons
Dimensions: 190.8 feet long, 38.1 foot beam and holds 22.9 feet deep
Construction: 1862, Baldwin in Québec
Owners: G. Cairns
Port of registry: London

WESTERN MONARCH - 1880
Code letters:  WTHV              Official Number:  73584
Rigging:  iron Ship; 2 decks; 1 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage:  1,385 tons gross, 1,245 under deck and 1,315 net
Dimensions:  237 feet long, 37.2 foot beam and holds 22.2 feet deep;
                      Poop 45 feet long; Forecastle 34 feet
Construction:  1875, Barrow Ship Building Corp. in Barrow
Owners:  Royal Exchange Shipping Co. Ltd.
Port of registry:  London

WESTERN OCEAN - 1856-1863                (Source: American Lloyd's Register)
Master: Captain James Hamilton (1856-59); Captain Simmons (1860-63)
Rigging: Ship; 2 decks; sheathed in metal in 1857; fastened with copper and iron bolts
Tonnage: 1,152 tons
Dimensions: 181 feet long, 37 foot beam and hols 24 feet deep
Construction: T. Drummond in Bath, ME
Owners: Jeanes & Co.
Port of registry: Philadelphia

WESTERN PRINCE - 1970, ex. MANCHESTER TRADER-1962
ex. ZEALANDIC-1960, ex. WESTERN PRINCE-1957
Code letters: GTBG                    Official Number: 186230
Rigging: single screw motor vessel; 2 decks; 7 bulkheads; 5 holds (569,600 cu. ft.);
              fitted with direction finder, echo sounding device, gyro-compass, radar and
              radiotelephony on MF & VHF
Tonnage: 5,758 tons gross, 2,884 tons net and 8,953 tons summer deadweight
Dimensions: 466ft. 9in. long, 61ft. 3in. beam and holds 25ft. 8in. deep
Construction: 1955, Harland & Wolff Ltd. in Glasgow
Propulsion: 2-stroke, single acting, oil engine with 5 cylinders of 750 mm diameter each;
                   stroke 1,500 mm; 6,000 brake horsepower; engine by the builders
Service speed: 14 knots
Owners: Prince Line Ltd. (Furness, Withy & Co. Ltd., managers)
Port of registry: London

WEST JENA - 1922
Code letters: LVFG                     Official Number: 219423
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 2 decks; fitted with electric light, wireless and submarine
              signalling device; water ballast
Tonnage: 5,866 tons gross, 5,291 under deck and 3,633 net
Dimensions: 410.5 feet long, 54.2 foot beam and holds 29.2 feet deep; Poop 44 feet long;
                    Bridge Deck 119 feet; Forecastle 47 feet
Construction: 1919, Ames Ship Building & Dry Dock Co. in Seattle, WA
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 26, 43 & 73 inches diameter respectively;
                  stroke 48 inches; 369 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: United States Shipping Board
Port of registry: Seattle, WA

WEST LOTHIAN - 1901
Code letters: WPRQ                  Official Number: 86721
Rigging: iron 4 masts Barque; 2 decks; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage: 1,882 tons gross, 1,731 under deck and 1,737 net
Dimensions: 279.5 feet long, 40.2 foot beam and holds 23.6 feet deep;
                    Poop 38 feet; Forecastle 34 feet
Construction: 1882, C. Connell & Co. in Glasgow
Owners: J. Boyd
Port of registry: Glasgow

WESTMINSTER - 1840-1844
Master:  Captain Molison (1840-42); Captain Mechi (1844)
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in felt and copper in 1841
Tonnage:  513 tons using old measurements and 611 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1837 in Sunderland; repairs to damages in 1841
Owners:  D. Dunbar
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage: Sailed for Sydney (1840); Calcutta (1844)

WESTMORLAND - 1827

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master:  Captain Clark
Rigging:  Ship; 2 decks
Tonnage:  420 tons
Construction:  1817 in Hull; some repairs in 1826
Owners:  Webster
Draught under load:  17 feet
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage:  sailed for Québec

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master:  a) Captain G. Clark; b) Captain T. Neil
Rigging:  Ship; single deck with beams
Tonnage:  415 tons
Construction:  Hull; vessel 11 years old; iron standards; some repairs in 1826
Owners:  Hewiston
Draught under load:  19 feet
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage:  sailed for Ireland

WESTMORLAND - 1835-1838
Master:  Captain Brigstock
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in copper in 1834; sheathed in felt and copper in 1836
Tonnage:  405 tons
Construction:  1832 in Lynn; repairs to damages in 1836
Owners:  Bottomly
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for New South Wales

WESTPHALIA - 1877
Code letters: RCNL
Master: Captain W.L. Stahl
Rigging: iron single screw steam Brig
Tonnage: 3,158 tons gross and 1,892 tons net
Dimensions: 340.3 feet long, 40 foot beam and holds 26 feet deep
Construction: 1868, Caird in Greenock
Propulsion: steam engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 72 inches each; stroke 48 inches;
                   500 horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: Hamburg-Amerika Packetf. A.G.
Port of registry: Hamburg

WHAMPOA - 1852-1854
Master: Captain E. Geale
Rigging: Barque
Tonnage: 340 tons using old measurements and 376 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1841 in Sunderland
Owners: Willis & Co.
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Singapore (1852)

WHINFIELD - 1921
Code letters: JRLC                      Official Number: 140700
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 1 deck; 6 cemented bulkheads;fitted with electric light and wireless;
              cellular double bottom 313 feet, 980 tons; Forward Peak Tank 90 tons; Aft Peak Tank 37 tons
Tonnage: 3,985 tons gross, 3,677 under deck and 2,473 net
Dimensions: 360.1 feet long, 51.1 foot beam and holds 24.3 feet deep;
                    Poop 33 feet; Bridge 123 feet; Forecastle 37 feet
Construction: 1917, Tyne International Ship Building Co. Ltd. in Newcastle
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 25, 41 & 67 inches diameter respectively;
                  stroke 45 inches; 348 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers; 6 corrugated furnaces;
                  grate surface 123 sq. ft.; heating surface 5,658 sq. ft.; engine by Blair & Co. in Stockton
Owners: The Steam Ship Whinfield Co. Ltd. (E.J. Sutton & Co., managers)
Port of registry: Newcastle

WHIRLWIND - 1855/1859
Master:  Captain E. Edgell
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1854 & 1857
Tonnage:  1,003 tons using old measurements and 978 tons using new measurements.
Construction:  1854 in Dundee
Owners:  Somes, Bros.
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  Dundee (1855); London (1859)
Voyage: sailed for London (1855)

WHITE ROSE - 1867
Master:  Captain J. Shaw
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1867
Tonnage:  1,193 tons
Dimensions:  203.5 feet long, 37.8 foot beam and holds 23.7 feet deep
Construction:  1862, Lee in Québec; some repairs in 1866
Owners:  Potter & Co.
Port of registry:  Glasgow
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Australia

WHITEHALL - 1864
Master:  Captain W. James
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1862; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage:  936 tons
Dimensions:  184 feet long, 33 foot beam and holds 22.7 feet deep
Construction:  1861, Hocking in Plymouth
Owners:  R. Hocking
Port of registry:  Plymouth
Port of survey:  Plymouth
Voyage:  sailed for Mauritius

WIEDERMANN - 1850
Master:  Captain J. Brown.
Rigging:  Brig; 2 decks; partly fastened with iron bolts.
Tonnage:  227 tons using old measurements and 235 tons using new measurements.
Construction:  1818 in Aberdeen; new wales in 1847; major repairs in 1849 and some repairs in 1850.
Owners:  W. Swan
Port of registry:  Newcastle

WILD DEER - 1868
Master:  Captain J. Smith
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1868; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage:  1,126 tons using old measurements and 1,016 tons using new measurements
Dimensions:  211 feet long, 33.2 foot beam and holds 20.7 feet deep
Construction:  1863, Connell in Glasgow
Owners:  Albion Shipping Co.
Port of registry:  Glasgow
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for China

WILDFIRE - 1855-1859
Master: Captain Downward (1855); Captain Thornham (1856-59)
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1854 & 1859; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 457 tons
Construction: 1853 in Québec, using Oak, Hackmatac & Elm
Owners: Peto & Co. (1855); Thompson & Co. (1856-59)
Port of registry: Liverpool (1855); Hull (1856-59)
Port of survey: Liverpool (1855); Hull (1856-59)
Voyage: sailed for Crimea (1855); Greenland (1859)

WILLBABCO - 1929, ex. OREGON, ex. MONTICELLO, ex. O.J.D. AHLERS
Code letters: LHSQ                 Official Number: 215544
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 3 decks; fitted with electric light & wireless; water ballast
Tonnage: 7,135 tons gross, 6,872 under deck and 4,321 net
Dimensions: 468.5 feet long, 58.5 foot beam and holds 32.2 feet deep; Poop 64 feet long;
                    Bridge Deck 133 feet; Forecastle 56 feet
Construction: 1911, A.G. Weser in Bremen
Propulsion: quadruple expansion engine with 4 cylinders of 26 1/2, 39 9/10, 55 9/10 & 79 9/10 inches
                   diameter respectively; stroke 53 9/10 inches; 469 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: Pacific-Atlantic Steam Ships Co.
Port of registry: Portland, OR

WILLESDEN - 1887
Official Number:  91844
Master: Captain Raeburn
Rigging: steel single screw Schooner; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; 4 cemented bulkheads;
              double bottom, aft 88 feet, forward 102 feet, 477 tons
Tonnage: 2,156 tons gross, 1,683 under deck and 1,408 net
Dimensions: 277 feet long, 37.4 foot beam and holds 19.9 feet deep; Poop 29 feet;
                    Raised Quarter Deck 76 feet; Bridge Deck 108 feet; Forecastle 26 feet
Construction: 1885, W. Gray & Co. in West Hartlepool
Propulsion: compound engine with 3 cylinders of 21, 35 & 57 inches diameter respectively;
                  stroke 39 inches; operating at 160 p.s.i.; 200 horsepower;
                  engine by Blair & Co. Ltd. in Stockton
Owners: Britain Steam Ship Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: London

WILLEHAD - 1911
Code letters: QFVL
Rigging: steel twin screws steamer; 2 decks; 8 cemented bulkheads; fitted with electric light
              and wireless; water ballast
Tonnage: 4,761 tons gross, 3,809 under deck and 3,012 net
Dimensions: 383.4 feet long, 46 foot beam and holds 27.2 feet deep;
                    Poop & Bridge 248 feet; Forecastle 72 feet
Construction: 1894, Blohm & Voss in Hamburg
Propulsion: triple expansion engines with 6 cylinders of 22 7/16, 35 & 60 inches diameter each pair;
                   stroke 42 1/8; 514 nominal horsepower; 2 single & 2 double ended boilers;
                   12 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 254 sq. ft.; heating surface 8,206 sq. ft.;
                   engine by the builders
Owners: Norddeutscher Lloyd
Port of registry: Bremen

WILLESDEN - 1905
Code letters: HFDW                    Official Number: 120645
Rigging: steel single screw Schooner; 2 decks; 6 cemented bulkheads; deep framing;
              fitted with electric light & wireless; cellular double bottom, aft 131 feet, under engine &
              boilers 44 feet, forward 175 feet, 1,208 tons; Aft Peak Tank 58 feet
Tonnage: 4,881 tons gross, 4,639 under deck and 3,141 net
Dimensions: 400 feet long, 52.3 foot beam and holds 28 feet
Construction: 1905, Armstrong, Whitworth & Co. Ltd. in Newcastle
Dimensions: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 27, 44 1/2 & 73 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 54 inches; operating at 180 p.s.i.; 498 nominal horsepower; 3 single ended &
                    1 auxiliary single ended boilers; 9 corrugated & 2 plain furnaces; grate surface 218 sq. ft.;
                    heating surface 8,707 sq. ft.; engine by Blair & Co. Ltd., Stockton
Owners: Britain Steam Ship Co. Ltd. (Watts, Watts & Co. Ltd., managers)
Port of registry: London

WILLIAM - 1833 (Green only)
Master: Captain Boag
Rigging: Ship; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1832
Tonnage: 331 tons
Construction: Québec; vessel 4 years old
Owners: Smith & Son
Draught under load: 17feet
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for New South Wales

WILLIAM - 1845
Master: Captain Heard
Rigging: Schooner; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 171 tons
Construction: 1840 on Prince Edward Island using Black Birch & Fir
Owners: Sheely & Co.
Port of registry: Yarmouth
Port of survey: Yarmouth
Voyage: sailed on Coastal Trade

WILLIAM - 1853
Master: Captain J. Keill
Rigging: Snow
Tonnage: 237 tons using old measurements and 243 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1841 in Dundee
Owners: A. Low Jr.
Port of registry: Dundee
Port of survey: Swansea
Voyage: sailed for Huasco

WILLIAM AND ANN - 1791
Master:  Captain E. Bunker
Rigging:  Ship; 2 decks; sheathed & doubled in 1791
Tonnage:  370 tons
Construction:  1759 at King's Yard; ship lengthened & raifed in 1767; new upper part &
                        thourough repairs in 1785; repairs to repairs in 1789; good repairs in 1791.
Owners:  St. Barbe & Co.
Draught under load:  16 feet
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for "D Strs."

WILLIAM AND ANNIE - 1871 / 1872
Code letters:  NTWR                  Official Number:  59700
Master:  Captain W. Perrott
Rigging:  wood Brigantine; fatened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  199 tons
Dimensions:  105 feet long, 23.9 foot beam and holds 12.9 feet deep
Construction:  1868, McMillan on Prince Edward Island
Owners:  Mills & Co.
Port of registry:  Llanelly

WILLIAM AND CATHERINE - 1885-1888
Code letters: QDVF                    Official Number: 29253
Master: Captain J. Fairnell
Rigging: wood Snow
Tonnage: 260 tons gross, 253 under deck and 260 net
Dimensions: 100 feet long, 25.5 foot beam and holds 15.6 feet deep
Construction: 1861, Thompson in Sunderland; some repairs in 1870
Owners: Cole & Manners
Port of registry: North Shields

WILLIAM AND CHARLES - 1864-1870
Master:  Captain G.Dyer (1866-1868); Captain R. Perriam (1869/1870)
Rigging:  Schooner
Tonnage:  157 tons using old measurements and 137 tons using new measurements
Dimensions:  76.2 feet long, 21.7 foot beam and holds 12.5 feet deep
Construction:  1842 in Exmouth; some repairs in 1859 & 1863; new keel in 1859; new top sides in 1863
Owners:  Walters & Co.
Port of registry:  Exeter
Port of survey:  Exeter
Voyage:  sailed on Coastal Trade

WILLIAM & HENRY - 1801

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain W. Pearce
Rigging: Ship; 2 decks; sheathed
Tonnage: 320 tons
Construction: in America; vessel 2 years old
Owners: W. Pearce; American property
Draught under load: 16 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Charleston

WILLIAM AND JOHN - 1824
Master:  Captain Lewis.
Rigging:  Ship; 2 decks
Tonnage:  373 tons.
Construction:  1815 in New York
Owners:  American property
Draught under load:  16 feet
Port of survey:  Londonderry
Voyage:  sailed for New York

WILLIAM AND MARY - 1846-1847
Master: Captain W. Gent
Rigging: Snow; fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 170 tons using old measurements and 149 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1811, Yarmouth; new deck & some repairs in 1838; some repairs in 1845 & 1846
Owners: Oxley & Co.
Port of registry: Lynn
Port of survey: Lynn
Voyage: sailed on Coastal Trade

WILLIAM AND MARY - 1853
Master:  Captain H. Clarke
Rigging:  Snow; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  257 tons
Construction:  1849 in Sunderland
Owners:  J. Herring
Port of registry:  Sunderland
Port of survey:  Sunderland
Voyage:  sailed for Archangel

WILLIAM AND MARY - 1877
Master:  Captain R. Peter
Rigging: Barque
Tonnage:  405 tons using old measurements and 506 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1849 in Sunderland
Owners:  Mitcheson
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage: sailed for Sydney

WILLIAM BRYANT - 1841
Master:  Captain J. Roman
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in felt and copper in 1840
Tonnage:  312 tons
Construction:  1816 in Southampton; new top sides in 1832; new wales in 1834;
                       new deck and some repairs in 1840
Port of registry:  London

WILLIAM CARLETON - 1818

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain W. Carleton
Rigging: Ship; 2 decks
Tonnage: 338 tons
Construction: in Wiscas; vessel 10 years old
Owners: Captain & Co.
Draught under load: 16 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Philadelphia

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain Carleton
Rigging: Ship; 2 decks
Tonnage: 338 tons
Construction: 1808 in Wiscas
Owners: Carleton & Co.
Draught under load: 16 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Philadelphia

WILLIAM COLE - 1866-1868
Code letters: LQPK                    Official Number: 15038
Master: Captain W. Tothill (1866); Captain Annesley (1867); Captain Silver (1868)
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1861 & 1868; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 956 tons
Dimensions: 200.1 feet long, 33.1 foot beam and holds 22.5 feet deep
Construction: 1856 on Jersey
Owners: Holzberg & Bowen (1866-67); Bickell & Co. (1868)
Port of registry: Liverpool
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for India (1866)

WILLIAM CONNALL - 1887
Code letters:  TWMS                Official Number: 44789
Rigging:  iron single screw, 3 masts, Schooner; 1 deck; 4 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage:  460 tons gross, 387 under deck and 251 net
Dimensions:  182 feet long, 25 foot beam and 11.9 feet deep; Poop 46 feet; Forecastle 33 feet
Construction:  1862, W. Simons & Co. in Renfrew; vessel lengthened in 1870;
                       repairs to damages in 1872, 1878 & 1881
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 20 & 38 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 30 inches; operating 80 p.s.i.; 62 horsepower; new engine & boilers in 1883;
                    engine by Corbett, Hutson & Co. in Glasgow
Owners:  J. & P. Hutchison
Port of registry:  Glasgow

WILLIAM DAVIE - 1881
Code letters:  HVJD                  Official Number:  56144
Master:  Captain T. Wood
Rigging:  Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1880; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage:  841 tons gross, 746 under deck and 795 net
Dimensions:  187 feet long, 31.6 foot beam and holds 19.3 feet deep; Poop 58 feet; Forecastle 33 feet
Construction:  1866, A. Stephen & Sons in Glasgow; iron flame planked; new deck in 1880
Owners:  Albion Shipping Co.
Port of registry:  Glasgow

WILLIAM FULCHER - 1840/1841
Master:  Captain H. Laws
Rigging:  Brig; sheathed in copper in 1839
Tonnage:  225 tons
Construction:  1839 in Rochester
Owners:  Pockley
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Nevis (1840); West Indies (1841)

WILLIAM GLEN ANDERSON - 1830-1831

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain McMillan (1830); Captain Heron (1831)
Rigging: Barque; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1827; copper repaired in 1831
Tonnage: 389 tons
Construction: in New Brunswick using Black Birch, Pine & Hackmatac; vessel 4 years old (1831)
Owners: J.Waddell
Draught under load: 17 feet
Port of survey: Greenock
Voyage: sailed for Bombay

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain McMillan (1830); Captain J. Heron (1831)
Rigging: Ship; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1827
Tonnage: 392 tons
Construction: 1827 in New Brunswick using  Black Birch & Pine
Owners: Waddell
Draught under load: 16 feet
Port of survey: Greenock
Voyage: sailed for New Orleans

WILLIAM LECKIE - 1862/1870-1872
Master: Captain R. Pennell (1862); Captain W. Stevens (1870-71); Captain W. Smith (1872)
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1869
Tonnage: 415 tons
Dimensions: 117.5 feet long, 27.5 foot beam and holds 18.5 feet deep
Construction: 1855 in Sunderland; partial new deck & some repairs in1864; some repairs in 1865 & 1869;
                      repairs to damages in 1867
Owners: Nicholson & Co.
Port of registry: Sunderland
Port of survey: Swansea (1862/1870); Sunderland (1871)
Voyage: sailed for the West Indies (1862); South America (1870); the Mediterranean Sea (1871)

WILLIAM MCGOWAN - 1858
Master: Captain A. Blain
Rigging: Snow; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1857; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 217 tons using old measurements and 206 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1851 in Sunderland
Owners: Martin & Co.
Port of registry: Dumfries

WILLIAM METCALFE - 1838-1839
Master:  Captain Philipson
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in copper in 1834
Tonnage:  447 tons
Construction:  1834 in Sunderland
Owners:  H. Metcalfe
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey: London
Voyage:  sailed for Sydney

WILLIAM MIDDLETON - 1894
Official Number: 99622
Master: Captain H. Gibbs
Rigging: steel single screw Schooner; 1 deck; partial steel Awning Deck; 6 cemented bulkheads;
              cellular double bottom 236 feet, 637 tons; Aft Peak Tank 63 tons
Tonnage: 2,539 tons gross, 1,927 under deck and 1,630 net
Dimensions: 300.2 feet long, 40.1 foot beam and holds 18.8 feet deep; Poop 33 feet;
                    Quarter Deck 88 feet; Bridge 120 feet; Raised Fore Deck 49 deck
Construction: 1893, Short Bros., Sunderland
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 22 1/2, 37 & 61 inches diameter respectively;
                  stroke 42 inches; operating at 160 p.s.i.; 220 horsepower; 2 single ended boilers;
                  6 plain furnaces; grate surface 108 sq. ft.; heating surface 3,600 sq. ft.; engine by
                  W. Allan & Co., Sunderland
Owners: J. Westoll
Port of registry: Sunderland

WILLIAM MILES - 1854/1859-1860
Master:  Captain W. Thompson (1854); Captain P. Erwin (1859); Captain W. Lilley (1860)
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1854, 1856 & 1860; fastened with iron bolts.
Tonnage:  1,227 tons using old measurements and 1,224 tons using new measurements.
Construction:  1853 in Quebec, using Oak, Pine, Birch, Elm, Spruce & Tamarack;
                       major repairs in 1860
Owners:  Miles & Co.
Port of registry:  Bristol
Port of survey:  Bristol
Voyage:  sailed for New Orleans (1854); Australia (1859); New Zealand (1860)

WILLIAM NEILSON - 1831-1832

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain J. Johnson
Rigging: Ship; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1830
Tonnage: 427 tons
Construction: in Maryport; vessel 18 years old; repairs to damages in 1823; some repairs in 1824
Owners: Sherlock & Co.
Draught under load: 17 feet
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for New Orleans

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain Johnson
Rigging: Snow; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1830
Tonnage: 420 tons
Construction: 1813 in Maryport; vessel lengthened in 1827; partial new keelson in 1830
Owners: Sherlock
Draught under load: 16 feet
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for New Orleans

WILLIAM OSBORNE - 1833
Master:  Captain R. McMans
Rigging:  Snow; sheathed in copper in 1832; single deck with beams.
Tonnage:  282 tons
Construction:  Maine; vessel 8 years old.
Owners:  Hanson & Co.
Draught under load:  18 feet
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for Charleston

WILLIAM OWEN 1876-1887
Code letters: NFTM                 Official Number: 21324
Master: Captain O. Roberts
Rigging: Schooner; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 96 tons
Dimensions: 72.6 feet long, 20.5 foot beam and holds 11 feet deep
Construction: 1858 in Portmadoc; some repairs in 1863 & 1870
Owners: Jones & Co. (1876); Morris & Co. (1877-87)
Port of registry: Portmadoc (1876); Carnarvon (1877-87)

WILLIAM PARKE - 1825-1826

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain J. Smith
Rigging: Brig; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1825
Tonnage: 251 tons
Construction: in Québec; vessel 1 years old (1825)
Owners: Parke & Co.
Draught under load: 15 feet
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for Jamaica

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain J. Smith
Rigging: Snow; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1824
Tonnage: 264 tons
Construction: 1824 in Québec
Owners: Barker
Draught under load: 16 feet
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for Jamaica

WILLIAM PARKER - 1825

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain H. Brown
Rigging: Brig; single deck; sheathed in copper in 1821
Tonnage: 236 tons
Construction: in Québec; vessel 5 years old
Owners: Williams
Draught under load: 13 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Buenos Ayres

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain Brown
Rigging: single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1821; partly fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage: 226 tons
Construction: 1820 in Québec
Owners: Williams
Draught under load: 13 feet
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for Buenos Ayres

WILLIAM PITT - 1806

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master:  Captain J. Boyce
Rigging:  Ship; 2 decks; fastened with copper bolts
Tonnage:  604 tons
Construction:  Liverpool; vessel 2 years old; 20 guns
Owners:  Mestaers
Draught under load:  19 feet
Port of survey:  Cowes
Voyage:  sailed for India

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain J. Boyce
Rigging:  Ship; 3 decks; sheathed in copper over boards
Tonnage:  604 tons
Construction:  River; vessel 5 years old; 20 9-pounds guns
Owners:  Bonham
Draught under load:  20 feet
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for India

WILLIAM SHAND - 1825

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master:  Captain A. Kenn
Rigging:  Ship; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1822
Tonnage:  294 tons
Construction:  Sunderland; vessel 7 years old
Owners:  Lumsdon & Co.
Draught under load:  15 feet
Port of survey:  Cowes
Voyage:  sailed for Van Diemen Land

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master:  Captain A. Kenn
Rigging:  Ship; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1822
Tonnage:  284 tons
Construction:  1818 in Sunderland
Owners:  Lumsdall
Draught under load:  15 feet
Port of survey:  London
Voyage:  sailed for New South Wales

WILLIAM STEWART - 1854
Master: Captain B. Ritchies
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in yellow metal in 1854
Tonnage; 499 tons using old measurements and 576 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1846 in Greenock
Owners: Stewart
Port of registry: Greenock
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Australia

WILLIAM WISE - 1819-1820

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain J. Winder
Rigging: Brig; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1815 & 1819
Tonnage: 213 tons
Construction: in Workington; vessel 4 years old (1819)
Owners: Renney & Co. (1819); W. Wise (1820)
Draught under load: 13 feet
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for Gibraltar (1819); St. Andrews (1820)

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain Johnson (1819); Captain J. Winder (1820)
Rigging: Brig; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1815
Tonnage: 213 tons
Construction: 1815 in Workington
Owners: Rennie
Draught under load: 15 feet
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for Jamaica (1819); Belfast (1820)

WILLOCHRA 1913-1914
Code letters: JBPH                        Official Number: 122744
Master: Captain A.J.L. Shand
Rigging: steel twin screws steamer; 2 decks & Shelter Deck; fitted with electric light
              and refrigerating machinery
Tonnage: 7,784 tons gross, 5,911 under deck and 4,532 net
Dimensions: 411.7 feet deep, 56.7 foot beam and holds 34.1 feet deep;
                    Bridge 212 feet; Forecastle 72 feet
Construction: 1913, W. Beardmore & Co. Ltd. in Glasgow
Propulsion: quadruple expansion engines with 8 cylinders of 23 ½, 34, 50 & 72 inches diameter each pair;
                  stroke 54 inches; 762 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: Adelaide Steam Ship Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: Port Adelaide

WILLOWPARK - 1922
Code letters:  KFML                   Official Number:  145599
Rigging:  steel single screw steamer; 1 deck; 4 cemented bulkheads; longitudinal framing in double
               bottom & at decks; cellular double bottom, aft 66 feet, under engine 22 feet, forward 121 feet,
               550 tons; Forward Peak Tank 43 tons; Aft Peak Tank 43 tons
Tonnage:  1,931 tons gross, 1,740 under deck and 1,182 net
Dimensions:  280 feet long, 41.9 foot beam and holds 19 feet deep; Poop 24 feet;
                     Bridge 65 feet; Forecastle 29 feet
Construction:  1922, Grangemouth Dockyard Co. Ltd. in Grangemouth
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 21, 35 & 57 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 36 inches; operating at 180 p.s.i.; 228 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers;
                    6 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 113 sq. ft.; heating surface 3,734 sq. ft.; engine built
                    by Cooper & Greig Ltd. in Dundee
Owners:  Denholm Shipping Co. Ltd. (J. & J. Denholm Ltd., managers)
Port of registry:  Greenock

WILNA - 1827

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain W. Tayt
Rigging: Brig; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1820; copper repaired in 1824
Tonnage: 164 tons
Construction: in Sunderland; vessel 14 years old
Owners: J. Thompson
Draught under load: 13 feet
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for Montevideo

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain Tayt
Rigging: Brig; single deck with beams; sheathed in copper in 1825
Tonnage: 165 tons
Construction: 1813 in Sunderland; some repairs in 1820 & 1825
Owners: Thompson
Draught under load: 12 feet
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Rio de Janeiro

WILSON - 1841-1842
Master: Captain Hourston
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in copper in 1841
Tonnage: 512 tons using old measurements and 565 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1837 in New Brunswick, using Black Birch, Spruce, Hackmatac & Oak;
Owners: Hamlin & Co.
Port of registry: Greenock
Port of survey: Clyde
Voyage: sailed for Charleston (1841); Sydney (1842)

WILSON ROTHERY - 1830

(Green Book - Underwriters)
Master: Captain J. Rothery
Rigging: Sloop; single deck
Tonnage: 57 tons
Construction: in Maryport; vessel 2 years old
Owners: Captain & Co.
Draught under load: 8 feet
Port of survey: Maryport
Voyage: sailed on Coastal Trade

(Red Book - Shipowners)
Master: Captain Rothery
Rigging: Schooner; single deck
Tonnage: 70 tons
Construction: 1828 in Maryport
Owners: Rothery
Draught under load: 8 feet
Port of survey: Whitehaven
Voyage: sailed on Coastal Trade

WILTSHIRE - 1887-1889            re-named GWALLA - 1890
Code letters: HQJF                    Official Number: 60906
Master: Captain J.W. Balfour (1887-89)
Rigging: iron Ship; 2 decks; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage: 1,530 tons gross, 1,369 under deck and 1,461 net
Dimensions: 239.4 feet long, 37.7 foot beam and holds 23 feet deep;
                    Poop 56 feet; Forecastle 40 feet
Construction: 1869, Barclay, Cuurle & Co. in Glasgow
Owners: G. Marshall & Sons ( 1887-89); Trinder, Anderson & Co. (1890)
Port of registry: London

WIMMERA - 1887
Master:  Captain Sheen
Rigging:  wood Barque
Tonnage:  984 tons
Dimensions:  205.7 feet long, 35.9 foot beam and holds 19.6 feet deep
Construction;  1866, Smith in Aberdeen
Owners:  J. Prebensen
Port of registry: Risör

WINDSOR - 1851-1854
Master: Captain Pryce (1851-52); Captain Tickell (1853-54)
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1852
Tonnage: 676 tons
Construction: 1835 in London
Owners: R. Green
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Calcutta (1851); Port Philip (1853)

WINDSOR - 1854
Master: Captain T. Callenan
Rigging: Ship; sheathed in felt and yellow metal in 1853
Tonnage: 947 tons using old measurements and 1,099 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1850 in Québec using Oak, Tamarack, Elm, Pitch Pine & Birch
Owners: Goodall & Co.
Port of registry: London
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Australia

WINDSOR CASTLE - 1884
Code letters: QMLH                      Official Number: 70699
Master: Captain Rosser
Rigging: iron Barque; 1 deck; 2 tiers of beams; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage: 629 tons gross, 594 under deck and 613 net
Dimensions: 174.7 feet long, 29.1 foot beam and holds 18.4 feet deep;
                    Raised Quarter Deck 26 feet
Construction: 1875, Murray in Port Glasgow
Owners: Jacob Bros.
Port of registry: London

WINDWARD - 1894-1896
Official Number: 27527
Master: Captain J. Schlosshamer
Rigging: wood single screw steam Barque; 1 deck
Tonnage: 321 tons gross, 312 under deck and 246 net
Dimensions: 118.5 feet long, 28.9 foot beam and holds 16.5 feet deep;
                    Quarter Deck 9 tons
Construction: 1860 in Peterhead
Propulsion: steam engine with 2 cylinders; 30 registered horsepower
Owners: A.C. Harmsworth
Port of registry: London

WINEFRED - 1855-1858
Master:  Captain Hunter
Rigging:  iron Ship
Tonnage:  1,300 tons using old measurements and 1,468 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1854 in Chester
Owners:  Sharples
Port of registry:  Liverpool
Port of survey:  Chester (1855-56); London (1857); Liverpool (1858)

WINGA - 1915-1918
Code letters: HFNV                    Official Number: 121298
Master: Captain J. Brooks
Rigging: steel single screw Schooner; 1 deck; 4 cemented bulkheads; cellular double bottom,
              aft 58 feet, forward 104 feet, 251 tons; Aft Peak Tank 15 tons
Tonnage: 1,174 tons gross, 909 under deck and 714 net
Dimensions: 239.9 feet long, 33 foot beam and holds 15.6 feet deep; Quarter Deck 75 feet;
                    Bridge 82 feet; Forecastle 27 feet
Construction: 1906, W. Hamilton & Co. Ltd. in Port Glasgow
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 17, 28 & 46 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 33 inches; operating at 180 p.s.i.; 139 nominal horsepower; 1 single ended boiler;
                   3 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 55 sq. ft.; heating surface 2,240 sq. ft.; engine by
                   D. Rowan & Co. in Glasgow
Owners: Scandinavian Shipping Co. Ltd. (Glen & Co., managers)
Port of registry: Glasgow

WINGA - 1950, ex, BENJAMIN SHERBURN-1949
Code letters: MAGC                Official Number: 169606
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 1 deck; 4 bulkheads; fitted with echo sounding device;
              cellular double bottom 209 feet, 430 tons; Forward Peak Tank 80 tons;
              Aft Peak Tank 41 tons
Tonnage: 1,814 tons gross, 1,506 under deck and 1,010 net
Dimensions: 250.5 feet long, 42.1 foot beam and holds 18.3 feet deep; Poop 22 feet;
                    Bridge 63 feet; Forecastle 26 feet
Construction: 1943, Pacific Bridge Co., Alameda, CA
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 19, 32 & 56 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 36 inches; 1,300 horsepower; 2 water tube boilers; grate surface 112 sq. ft.;
                   heating surface 4,800 sq. ft.; engine by the builders
Owners: Clydesdale Shipowners Co. Ltd. (Glen & Co. Ltd., managers)
Port of registry: Glasgow

WINGRAVE - 1844
Rigging:  Snow
Tonnage:  261 tons
Construction:  1839 in Sunderland; repairs to damages in 1843
Owners:  North & South Shields Shipping Co.
Port of registry:  Newcastle

WINIFRED - 1854-1858
Master:  Captain T. Sands
Rigging:  Ship; sheathed in yellow metal in 1855
Tonnage:  501 tons using old measurements and 566 tons using new measurements
Construction:  1842 in Liverpool
Owners:  Clarke & Co.
Port of registry:  Liverpool
Port of survey:  Liverpool
Voyage:  sailed for Calcutta (1854); India (1855-57); Mediterannean Sea (1858)

WINKLEIGH - 1939
Code letters: GNFW                    Official Number: 149898
Rigging: steel single screw steamer; 1 deck & Shelter Deck; water ballast
Tonnage: 5,055 tons gross, 4,642 under deck and 3,005 net
Dimensions: 403 feet long, 55.4 foot beam and holds 25.8 feet deep
Construction: 1927, W. Pickersgill & Sons Ltd. in Sunderland
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 27, 45 & 75 inches diameter respectivly;
                  stroke 51 inches; 402 nominal horsepower; engine by G. Clark Ltd. in Sunderland
Owners: Tatem Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. (W.J. Tatem Ltd.)
Port of registry: London

WISCOMBE PARK - 1897-1906
Code letters: MLBP                    Official Number: 99361
Master: Captain Maurice Lawrence Power
Rigging: steel Ship; 1 deck sheathed in wood; 2 tiers of beams; 1 cemented bulkhead
Tonnage: 2,228 tons gross, 2,075 under deck and 2,075 net
Dimensions: 281 feet long, 42.2 foot beam and holds 24 feet deep; Poop 53 feet;
                    Forecastle 28 feet
Construction: 1892, J. Blumer & Co. in Sunderland
Owners: Ship Wiscombe Park Co. Ltd. (G. Windram & Co., managers)
Port of registry: Liverpool

WISCONSIN - 1905
Code letters:  JPBL                     Official Number:  63266
Rigging:  iron single screw Brig; 3 decks, 1 of iron & iron spar deck; 6 bulkheads
Tonnage:  3,700 tons gross, 3,697 under deck and 2,386 net
Dimensions:  366 feet long, 43.2 foot beam and holds 26.6 feet deep
Construction:  1870,  Palmers' Co. Ltd. in Newcastle
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 cylinders of 60 & 120 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 42 inches; 600 horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners:  Liverpool & Great Western Steam Ships Co. Ltd.
Port of registry:  Liverpool

WISSMAN - 1911-1915, ex. MINNIE HINDE
Official Number: 96259
Master: Captain W.W. Brown
Rigging: steel & iron single screw steamer; 1 deck; fitted with electric light; water ballast
Tonnage: 629 tons gross, 454 under deck and 197 net
Dimensions: 180 feet long, 27.2 foot beam and holds 13.4 feet deep; Poop 27 feet;
                    Bridge 15 feet; Forecastle 28 feet
Construction: 1890, McIlwaine & McColl Ltd. in Belfast
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 17 1/2, 27 & 45 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 30 inches; 110 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: Cowasjee, Dinshaw & Bros.
Port of registry: Bombay

WISTOW HALL - 1885
Code letters: SCQM                    Official Number: 78814
Master: Captain Main
Rigging: iron single screw, 3 masts, Schooner; 2 decks; 3 tiers of beams; 5 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage: 2,674 tons gross, 2,505 under deck and 1,729 net
Dimensions: 360.5 feet long, 37.1 foot beam and holds 26.4 feet deep;
                    Bridge Deck 35 feet; Forecastle 31 feet
Construction: 1878, C. Connell & Co. in Glasgow
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 44 & 78 inches; stroke 54 inches;
                   operating at 70 p.s.i.; 400 horsepower; engine by J. & J. Thomson in Glasgow
Owners: The Sun Shipping Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: Liverpool

WOLFVILLE - 1850
Master: Captain J. McMillan
Rigging: Barque; sheathed in 1843
Tonnage: 415 tons using old measurements and 454 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1841 in Nova Scotia; major repairs in 1846
Owners: Gibson & Co.
Port of registry: Ardrossan
Port of survey: Clyde
Voyage: sailed for North America

WOODBURN - 1887
Code letters:  JCFR                 Official Number:  89495
Master:  Captain F. Bracegirdle
Rigging:  steel single screw Schooner; 1 deck; 4 cemented bulkheads; Forward Peak Tank 13 tons;
               Aft Peak Tank 27 tons
Tonnage:  398 tons gross, 306 under deck and 291 net.
Dimensions:  155 feet long, 25.3 foot beam and holds 10.7 feet deep;
                      Raised Quarter Deck 34 feet long; Forecastle 20 feet.
Construction:  1883, Forrestt & Son in London
Propulsion:  compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 20 & 35 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 24 inches; operating at 80 p.s.i.; 60 horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners:  Clarence & Richmond Rivers Steam Navigation Co.
Port of registry:  Sydney
Port of survey:  London

WOODBURY - 1939
Codeletters:  GYPW                Official Number:  164565
Master:  Captain Norman Rice
Rigging;  steel single screw steamer; 1 deck & Shelter Deck; cruiser stern; 6 cemented bulkheads;
                cellular double bottom 326 feet long, 1,190 tons; Forward Peak Tank 117 tons;
                Aft Peak Tank 118 tons.
Tonnage:  4,434 tons gross, 4,012 under deck and 2,672 net
Dimensions:  400 feet long, 55.1 foot beam and holds 25 feet deep; Forecastle 33 feet long.
Construction:  1936, Burntisland Ship Building Co. Ltd. in Burntisland
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 21, 33 & 60 inches diameter respectively;
                  stroke 45 inches; operating at 220 p.s.i.; 358 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended, forced
                  draught boilers & 1 auxilliary single ended boiler; 8 corrugated furnaces; grate surface
                  115 sq. ft.; heating surface 4,350 sq. ft.; exhaust turbine driving steam compressor;
                  engine built by D. Rowlan & Co. Ltd. in Glasgow
Owners:  Alexander Shipping Co. Ltd. (Capper, Alexander & Co. managers)
Port of registry:  London
Port of survey:  Newport                                  sunk by U-99 on July 22, 1940

WOODLARK - 1862

1) Master: Captain W. Hunter
Rigging: Sloop; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 51 tons
Construction: 1854 in Lonth.
Owners: Hunter & Co.
Port of registry: Grimsby
Port of survey: London
Voyage: sailed for Australia

2) Master: Captain J. Taylor
Rigging: Brig; sheathed in yellow metal in 1859
Tonnage: 203 tons using old measurements and 289 tons using new measurements
Construction: 1854 in Aberdeen
Owners: R. Johnston
Port of registry: Aberdeen
Port of survey: Bristol
Voyage: sailed for Cadiz

WOODLARK - 1887
Code letters:  JQHR                Official Number:  63978
Master:  Captain A.N. White, appointed to the shipping line and to the ship in 1885.
Rigging:  Barque of composite materials; iron frame planked; 2 decks; sheathed in felt and yellow
                metal; copper fastened; roof on deck.
Tonnage:  917 tons gross, 787 under deck and 869 net.
Dimensions:  182.4 feet long, 32.1 foot beam and holds 19.3 feet deep;
                      Poop 52 feet long; Forecastle 33 feet.
Construction:  1870,  A. Stephen & Sons in Dundee; repairs to damages in 1875.
Owners:  A. Stephen & Sons
Port of registry:  Dundee
Port of survey:  Valparaiso

WOODPECKER 1846
Master: Captain Williams
Rigging: Snow; sheathed in yellow metal in 1842; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage: 216 tons
Construction: 1842 in Sunderland
Owners: Williams
Port of registry: Bristol
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for Jamaica

WOODSIDE - 1852
Master:  Captain McKinnon
Rigging:  Brig
Tonnage:  134 tons using new measurements and 126 tons using old measurements
Construction:  1839 in Greenock; some repairs in 1849
Owners:  J. Walker
Port of registry:  Glasgow
Port of survey:  Clyde
Voyage:  sailed for Oporto

WOODVILLE - 1872
Official Number:  5404
Master:  Captain W. Frost
Rigging:  Barque; partly fastened with iron bolts
Tonnage:  123 tons gross and 111 tons net
Dimensions:  70.5 feet long
Construction:  1841 in Hull; new keel & partial new deck in 1853; some repairs in 1853, 57, 65 & 69;
                       repairs to damages in 1863 & 65
Owners:  W. Whall
Port of registry:  Lynn

WOODVILLE - 1919-1920
Code letters: MVQJ                    Official Number: 102028
Master: Captain A. Sapp (1919-20)
Rigging: steel single screw Schooner; 1 deck, partly iron & partly steel; partial Awning Deck;
              5 cemented bulkheads; 2 tiers of beams; cellular double bottom 256 feet, 547 tons;
              Aft Peak Tank 46 tons
Tonnage: 2,505 tons gross, 1,871 under deck and 1,569 net
Dimensions: 299 feet long, 40.8 foot beam and holds 18.6 feet deep; Poop 29 feet;
                    Quarter Deck 86 feet, Bridge 122 feet, Forecastle 34 feet; Raised Fore Deck 28 feet
Construction: 1892, J. Readhead & Sons in South Shields
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 23, 37 1/2 & 61 1/2 inches diameter respectively;
                  stroke 39 inches; operating at 160 p.s.i.; 232 nominal horsepower; 2 single ended boilers;
                  4 ribbed and 2 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 107 sq. ft.; heating surface 3,421 sq. ft.;
                  new double ended boilers in 1908; engine by the builders
Owners: Southern Whaling & Sealing Co. Ltd. (N.C. Watt, manager)
Port of registry: North Shields

WORCESTER - 1888-1896
Code letters:  KLVJ                   Official Number:  91059
Master:  Captain L. Morice (1888-94); Captain T. Tibbals (1895)
Rigging:  steel single screw Schooner; 2 decks; 3 tiers of beams; 6 cemented bulkheads; cellular double
               bottom 268 feet, 572 tons; Forward Peak Tank 47 tons
Tonnage:  2,908 tons gross, 2,638 under deck and 1,894 net
Dimensions:  315.4 feet long, 42.6 foot beam and holds 25 feet deep; Bridge 78 feet; Forecastle 30 feet
Construction:  1887, W. Gray & Co. in West Hartlepool
Propulsion:  triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 24 3/4, 41 & 66 inches diameter respectively;
                    stroke 45 inches; operating at 150 p.s.i.; 260 nominal horsepower; engine built by
                    Central Marine Engine Co. in West Hartlepool
Owners:  Great Western Steam Ship Co. Ltd. (M. Whitwill & Son, manager) (1888-93);
               Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kwaisha (1895-96)
Port of registry:  Bristol (1888-93); Tokyo (1895-96)

WORRALL - 1863
Master: Captain Power
Rigging: iron Barque; 2 bulkheads
Tonnage: 483 tons
Dimensions: 166.6 feet long, 25.2 foot beam and holds 16.9 feet deep
Construction: 1862, Harland in Belfast
Owners: J. Worrall
Port of registry: Liverpool
Port of survey: Liverpool
Voyage: sailed for South America

WOTANGA - 1876-1878
Master: Captain J. Harvey
Rigging: iron single screw steamer; 2 decks; 6 cemented bulkheads
Tonnage: 997 tons gross, 969 under deck and 541 net
Dimensions: 229.7 feet long, 29 foot beam and holds 20 feet deep
Construction: 1876, McMillan in Dumbarton
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders 38 & 66 inches diamete respectively;
                   stroke 39 inches; 200 horsepower; engine by J. & J. Thomson in Glasgow
Owners: Australasian Steam Navigation Co.
Port of registry: Sydney
Port of survey: Dumbarton

WUCHANG - 1942
Code letters: MMVT                Official Number: 133250
Rigging: twin screws steamer; 2 decks; water ballast
Tonnage: 3,204 tons gross, 2,708 under deck and 1,975 net
Dimensions: 320 feet long, 46 foot beam and holds 22.3 feet deep
Construction: 1914, Taikoo Dockyard & Engine Co. of Hong Kong Ltd. in Hong Kong
Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 6 cylinders of 14 1/2, 24 & 39 1/2 inches diameter each pair;
                   stroke 30 inches; 171 nominal horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: China Navigation Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: London

WYOMING - 1882
Code letters: WQGN                Official Number: 63311
Master: Captain C.L. Rigby (1880-82)
Rigging: iron single screw Brig; 3 decks & Spar Deck; 6 bulkheads
Tonnage: 3,238 tons gross, 2,820 under deck and 2,415 net
Dimensions: 366.2 feet long, 43.2 foot beam and holds 26.8 feet deep
Construction: 1870, Palmers' Co., Newcastle
Propulsion: compound engine with 2 cylinders of 60 & 120 inches diameter respectively;
                   stroke 42 inches; 600 horsepower; engine by the builders
Owners: Liverpool & Great Western Steam Ship Co. Ltd.
Port of registry: Liverpool
 

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